Getting a Quality Education: Quality Can Be Affordable

The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).

Getting a quality education online

You might believe that finding a quality education requires sacrificing affordability. In some situations, this might be true. However, you can get a quality education in an affordable online degree program at some top schools. Your search for both components will include some research on your part:

  • What is the true projected cost of earning an affordable online bachelor’s or master’s degree? This analysis might be a bit more challenging (and pleasantly surprising) than merely calculating needed credits multiplied by cost per credit hour. For example, Western Governors University is a non-profit institution. As part of its mission, WGU keeps tuition costs low compared to other quality institutions and places a premium on what you know instead of credit hours. If your prior work or educational experience delivered a quality knowledge base for you, your competency may eliminate the need to complete some coursework.
  • The quality and respect of the affordable online college degree you seek. As you probably know, all apparently affordable online schools and affordable online degree programs are not created equal. Since it is impossible for you to know inherently which schools and degrees offer the quality you want, it is imperative that you do your homework diligently. Along with thoroughly examining every facet of the affordable online university you prefer, you should also search for third-party information. For example, search for independent reviews written by employers, education analysis sites, graduates, and all other respected, non-affiliated entities to learn the perceived value of degrees from your top choices for online schools.

Your research of both realistic cost and acknowledged quality should eventually reveal your best options for valuable and affordable online degree programs that excite, challenge, and motivate you.

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